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Industry Moves: Wana Udobang Brings Much Needed Spunk to STYLE ME Show

Wana UdobangStyle ME like its American and British counterparts, ‘What Not to Wear’ has a great concept and offers live changing experiences for its “style victims.” Unlike its foreign counterparts, however, it lacks ethuasiam/”spunk” for lack of a better word and a down to earth feel needed for many of the everyday style victims on its show, at least in its Season 3 episodes so far. Thankfully, the producers have become tuned into this issue and have just added Wana Udobang, a plus size Journalist and Radio personality (Inspiration FM, Lagos), to the SYLE ME team.

A graduate with a First Class degree in Journalism from the University for the Creative Arts in Surrey, UK, Wana brings the much needed spunk and natural flow to the STYLE ME show that was lacking. The result is a show that is as much fun as it is life changing.

“I was a bit nervous about joining the show as I really had no TV presenting experience,” said Wana to LadybrilleNigeria. “But all I could think was, finally a chance to break the sterotype of the kinds of people involved in fashion and on television! Plus it was also a chance to just help people with building confidence from very little changes in their wardrobe,” added Wana.

“It’s so surreal how you would see the style subjects/personalities transform with just a hairstyle, lipgloss and the right clothes. I hope even my being on the show can also shake things up a bit when it comes to african designers and making clothes for the fully figured woman. Most of all I hope that I inject some humor and spice into the show.”

LadybrilleNigeria salutes you Ms. Udobang. We have no doubt you will achieve all you set out to.
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~Photo: Wana Udobang with a transformed style victim

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3 Comments

  1. Salima says:

    Can we also view a variety of beauty showing one comfort in their skin while highlighing natural beauty w/out add-ons?

  2. Salima says:

    why can’t the stylist highlight some of nigerian or other african designers as the use their model for a makeover show?

  3. I CANT THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUU ENOUGH FOR HIGHLIGHTING MEDIOCRITY,DEFINETLY THE SHOW NEEDS AN INFLUX OF PIZZAZ MAN!!! BUT LIKE EVERYTHING IT HAS TO GROW,AS A STYLIST MY SELF LIVING IN THE UK I KNOW FOR SURE NAIJA HAS MUCH MUCH BETTER CLOTHES,STYLE AND I’VE RUN OUT OF OYINBO!!!,BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN WE LIVE ,SLEEP FASHION SO ENOUGH OF THE BOSCORNER CLOTHES AND PLS TELL THEM TO — USE OUR DESIGNERS.

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